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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 543   ABV: 18.1%
Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin puree and a blend of five spices. Aged in extremely fresh Goslingís Rum barrels for six months. Consume early and often, preferably with a pumpkin pie and/or símores.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Batch 002. Pours a nice dark amber with absolutely zero carbonation. Aromas are pumpkin, caramel, and very active rum and wood scents. Flavors are exactly like the nose predicts, though there are some more nuanced spices mixed in and the alcohol flavors are tremendously good. The palate is super heavy and coats the tongue with a near liquor level of sticky, but even a little carbonation would help this out. Overall, this is a stellar beer, definitely the best pumpkin beer I have tasted, but a little too heavy and big to enjoy all the time; where it really wins is in the bottle size, 12 oz. is perfect for a beer this big.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (859) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Batch 6, Bottled August 17, 2016, 17.5% abv. Dark burnt orange color, translucent, with off-white ring of a head, and no lacing. Aroma has strong pumpkin and rum notes- great blend, not boozy at all. Flavor is syrupy, sweet, with sharp alcohol notes at first, but as it settles, the rich pumpkin, spices, and rum are noticeable. Very interesting, but at $15 for a 12oz bottle- I may never buy another, and not necessarily worth the money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Batch 04-2014 -- 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Translucent brown color, boozey nose, zero head. Flavor is boozey and delicious. Pumpkin comes through, but the spices have fallen out. Tastes like a dessert, decadent and full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5725) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Hazy copper and bronze coloured body with a non-existent head, some subtle shades of orange and a nice peach and ruby glow. Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, grain, maple syrup, candy, rich toasted malt, pumpkin pie spice and some honey - strong and surely potent. Full-bodied; Super strong and dense rich squash flavour with some bourbon, oak, malt, grain, maple syrup, pumpkin/squash, pumpkin pie spice and extra allspice thrown in, all with a ton of leftover alcohol. Aftertaste shows some boozey notes with grain, squash, syrup, toffee, caramel, oak, vanilla and a bunch more alcohol - super rich, and definitely noticeable with double digits abv! Overall, a good, but very rich and decadent squash-based beer with a ton of sweetness and even more alcohol tucked in. Good to try and even better that this was on draught. I sampled this ten ounce pour on draught at Whole Foods in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia at the end of my driveway on 18-October-2016 for US$9,00.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kshlava (56) - - OCT 10, 2016
Very strong alcohol overtakes everything else. Could only drink a little of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle, Batch No. 5, bottled Sept 9, 2015. 18.0% ABV. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a burnt orange color with about an inch light tan head that fizzled away quickly. Lacing is OK, and there are some floaties noticeable too. I like the aroma, the brew smells like rum, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, allspice and some ginger. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some brown sugar and graham crackers. Mouthfeel/body is full, itís coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. Drinks easy enough for being 18% ABV. Itís still a sipper, but a pretty good one. This is definitely worth picking up! $12.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Booga (82) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Looks like apple cider. Smell is booze, more booze, and spices. Sweet up front, cinnamon in middle, and alcohol burn as it goes down. Noy a big fan of pumpkin beers, but this one is pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1445) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is rum, graham cracker, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavor is a mix of rum barrels, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices. Sweet, heavy, boozy, and warming. Yes, it is a bit strong and it may work better with less alcohol, but itís still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2293) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Sept. 09,2015 batch #5 ABV. 18.0%. Pours dark amber with a bunch of floaties and thin wispy film and collar. Aroma is strong nutmeg clove pumpkin pie filling from a can and rum booze. Taste is sweet and boozy with plenty of spice which comes off astringent from the booze. Palate is full slick somewhat chewy and very warming. I dig it, strong sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4224) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle. Orange copper color. Aroma of pumpkin spice, booze, red fruit and malt. Flavor is strong, with lots of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, booze, malt and a alcoholic finish. Really heavy, itís nice, but would be better with less alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (2320) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Why consume with pumpkin pie. It is pumpkin pie. Wow it is like eating pumpkins with cool whip. Thanksgiving? Crust and all is here. Wow. Thick on tongue thin head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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